As a new parent, there’s a good chance that the people in your life are going to be asking you what kind of things you might need to make your life easier. Even if you feel uncomfortable requesting gifts, you’ll find that most people would appreciate a Wishlist that they can work with when preparing for your baby shower, or the arrival of the little one.
Some of the best gifts for you and your partner will be obvious, like plenty of diapers and new clothes for the little one. However, there are also a lot oof presents that moms and dads forget to think about when they’re preparing for a new arrival. GiftCannon.com is a great place to start if you’re looking for a gift based on a particular interest for example.
Here’s what you don’t want to forget.
1.Mementos from the day the baby was born
Moms and dads love making scrapbooks and keeping mementos from the first few days, weeks, and months of a baby’s life. However, they often forget to ask for things that would mark the occasion of the arrival day until it’s much too late. Asking your loved ones for a newspaper from the day of the baby’s birth, or a series of clippings so you can show your child what else happened on that important day can be a great way to start building a time capsule for the future.
There are various other pieces of information you can gather to share on the child’s 18th birthday too, such as information on which song was number one on the charts, or what the top searches were on Google that day.
2. A Stylish diaper bag
Diaper bags are one of those things that you don’t fully appreciate until you need to use one yourself. At first, it’s easy to assume that any spacious bag will be good enough. However, you quickly discover how difficult it is to find a bag that’s comfortable, stylish, easy to carry, and brimming with separate sections so you can keep things like formula and nappies apart.
Take your time to look for a high-quality bag with a lot of great reviews before you start making your Wishlist, then let people know exactly what you need. It might be a good idea to offer both an expensive and affordable option, so your gift-givers have a choice.
3. Portable Changing Stations
The world isn’t as well-equipped for parents and their babies as we often think. Even if the places you visit do have changing stations available, there’s no guarantee that they’ll be open, or that they won’t be in use when you need one. That’s why all parents could do with having a good changing station available that they can take with them wherever they go.
These devices are often pretty affordable, and compact enough so that the mom or dad can easily fold them down and carry them on the go. Some of the best products on the market even just look like a regular diaper bag or handbag when they’re fully folded down.